'What About the Rest of the Sins That Are Not Illegal?' Patch Comments of the Week
The south suburban reaction to the president's endorsement of gay marriage sets off a wide-ranging debate on civil rights and religion.
In response to the South Suburban Patch network's Do You Support Gay Marriage? poll, several Patch commenters opened up a debate.
Grunty, from Oak Lawn Patch, writes:
"You can't make gay marriage illegal because it's a sin. ... What about the rest of the sins that are currently not illegal? Gluttony is a perfect example. If gay marriage is going to be illegal on the grounds of it being a sin, then it should be illegal to be overweight."
Pat, from Homewood-Flossmoor Patch, writes:
"I believe in small government. I believe government should stay out of our bedrooms and out of our decisions over our own bodies. I believe that without choice there is no freedom. I believe every person should have the right to choose."
Bonnie Bell, from Oak Forest Patch, writes:
"The problem for me with gay marriage is what it then leads to. The wanting to 'adopt' kids, and raise them in an unnatural environment."
Take the poll and add your views to the discussion. Want to know more? Read the south suburban reaction to President Obama's endorsement of gay marriage rights in Taking Heart and Umbrage at Obama's Stance on Same-Sex Marriage.